Belle Meade Town Center

Street view of Belle Meade Town Center shopping and restaurants
  • 150,000 square feet
  • 52 apartments, 27 room types
  • Retail & restaurant space on main level
  • 3-level below-grade structured parking

Developer: Giarratana Development, LLC

Architect: Gresham Smith

Contractor: Crain Construction

Teaming with Long-time Partners to Bring Retail, Office to Belle Meade

While an iconic architectural gem, the Belle Meade Theater was long an underperforming commercial property in Nashville’s affluent Belle Meade neighborhood.

Increasing residential development in the area suggested an opportunity for a mixed-use concept that would add to the multifamily options and provide needed amenities in a walkable urban framework.

The marble-covered Art Deco theater façade and marquee were preserved and stand as a recognizable landmark for the new development.

Project highlights:

  • Through adaptive reuse, the old theater was converted into an urban grocery store.
  • Empty lot now holds a multifamily structure, retail space and a parking structure.
  • A portion of the site was donated and is now a public street connector with pedestrian amenities and parallel parking.

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